Canstruction Rochester announces 2019 award winners

Volunteers visited the Strong Museum of Play Sunday for one of the most bittersweet Foodlink-related events of the year … “De-Canstruction.”

The curtain officially fell on Canstruction Rochester after another successful year, but not before a few awards were handed out earlier in the week. The Wegmans Development Group was the top winner, garnering both the People’s Choice and Best Original Design award at Tuesday’s gala. Wegmans’ “Jafar” structure (pictured above) from the Disney movie “Aladdin” wowed museum patrons and judges alike.

Other award winners (pictured below) were:

  • Best Use of Labels: Young + Wright Architectural and Dwyer Architectural (Jim Kelly)
  • Best Meal: SEI Design Group (Bobo fat & Han Solo)
  • Structural Ingenuity: LaBella Associates (King Kong / Kodak)

Since 1992, Canstruction has raised nearly 82 million pounds of for hunger relief organizations through local design-build competitions across the globe. Here in Rochester, this year’s event will result in over 34,000 cans of food donated, bringing our grand total to over 400,000 pounds of food donated to Foodlink since the start of the local competition 12 years ago. Once again Buckingham Properties, led by Ken Glazer, spearheaded the event as the lead sponsor.

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